Student FAQ’s throughout the degree
What will be my aims whilst on placements in year 1?
In year 1 there is an introduction to the profession of nursing and begin the development of the required knowledge and skills. There is a particular focus on understanding the human systems function and anatomy and physiology of the human body. All modules work alongside each other to allow for an integrated learning approach, to help guide students with the practical experience whilst on placement.
The following modules should be completed. The links below detail the modules to develop your knowledge and skills:
- Nursing Assessment in Partnership with People
- Planning Nursing Care in Partnership with People
- Human Biology for Nursing
- Practice Learning for Nursing Year 1
Year 2 questions
How does year 2 differ from year 1?
There will be a continued build of your skills and knowledge in professional practice. This will help begin to develop the principles of adult nursing and gain an insight into the clinical settings where nurses work, public health, acute services, community, and research.
The following modules should be completed. The links below detail how the modules will develop your knowledge and skills:
- Quality Improvement Using Evidence-Based Nursing Practice
- Nursing to Promote Health and Prevent Illness
- Nursing Assessment and Management of Clinical Deterioration in an Adult
- Approaches to Nursing Adults with Long-term Conditions
- Practice Learning for Adult Nursing Year 2
Year 3 questions
How does year 3 differ from year 2?
Each student will complete an extended project and develop professional practice further in the areas of leadership, physical assessment, and complex care needs.
The following modules should be completed. Click on the links below to see how the modules will develop your knowledge and skills:
- Contemporary and Future Nursing Practice
- Leading and Managing Nursing Care and Effective Teams
- Enhanced Nursing Assessment and Clinical Decision Making
- Palliative and End of Life Care Using an Integrative Nursing Approach
- Practice Learning for Adult Nursing Year 3
Can I choose my final leadership placement
The placement team will do their best to offer students the chance to choose their preferred final placements. Students are allowed to suggest which three placements they wish to go to whilst prioritising the main placement area they would like.
Students are emailed approximately five months prior to placement for their 3 preferences. This is subject to the availability of specific placement areas and students can sometimes not get their preferred placement, although this does not happen often. If there is a reduction in placement areas available as seen in the COVID-19 pandemic, then students may have to go to a placement they have not chosen as a priority placement.